THIS is the man who has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a council worker and sent him flying over a hedge.
Arthur McGhie, 54, was arrested at his home on the same street as the incident after an alleged road rage row in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, on Monday.
He is charged with attempted murder, causing actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker and dangerous driving.
McGhie, a driver for a local breakdown firm, appeared at Brighton magistrates’ court via video link wearing a grey sweatshirt this morning.
He was arrested after a video showed a man being hit with a car and catapulted seven foot in the air over a hedge in Burgess Hill on Monday.
Sussex Police were called to reports of an argument between the two men in Cants Lane at around 12.15pm.
McGhie is accused of driving his car at the victim, a man in his 40s, before getting out and punching him in the face, the court heard.
After parking the car at his home address, Mr McGhie is alleged to have assaulted two female police officers as they arrested him, the court was told.
The victim, a council worker in his 40s, suffered only minor injuries and was released from hospital the same day.
The court heard he suffered a head abrasion, scratches on the back of the head and a swollen arm.
District Judge Teresa Szagun said: “The fact there were no life changing injuries is a matter of pure chance.”
McGhie did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear again at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.